To burst is defined as to break apart suddenly and with force.(verb)
An example of to burst is for a water balloon to pop.
The definition of a burst is a sudden and violent breaking or a sudden display of energy or emotion.(noun)
See burst in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME bresten, bersten < OE berstan & ON bresta, both < IE base *bhres-, to burst, break, crack
Origin: ME burst, brist, a damage, defect, injury < OE byrst, loss
See burst in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb burst burst, burst·ing, bursts verb, intransitive
Origin: Middle English bursten
Origin: , from Old English berstan.
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